COVID-19 Status:

Our Core is currently operating under reduced operation conditions.  We are only working on experiments relevant to COVID-19 or those deemed “critical research” by UNC-CH’s VCR office. 

We are no longer allowing walk-up instrumentation access on our platforms.

All analyses are being conducted by Core staff under sample submission services. 

All training request are tabled at this time and will not resume until the University is operating under normal conditions again.

More information can be found here:  https://research.unc.edu/covid-19/?utm_source=Carolina+Investigator&utm_campaign=aa2640a94e-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_02_25_08_04_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_dcb6fff365-aa2640a94e-37091441

Laboratory Mission

The Department of Chemistry Mass Spectrometry Core Laboratory enables innovative research at UNC-Chapel Hill by providing equipment, expertise and training in small molecule applications utilizing mass spectrometry in an open-access facility.

We proactively build relationships with UNC departments and researchers (both internal and external) to acquire, support and operate mass spectrometry capabilities that are critical for their current and future research success.

The UNC Department of Chemistry Chemical Research Instrumentation Teaching and Core Laboratories, CRITCL, Mass Spectrometry Core laboratory specializes in small molecule analysis. Our services include, but are not limited to:

  • complex mixture analysis using chromatography MS
  • lipidomics (profiling and quantitation)
  • metabolomics
  • molecular formula confirmation using accurate mass
  • small molecule quantitation using chromatography (gas or liquid) coupled to mass spectrometry (MS).
  • structural elucidation using MS/MS and MSn

We also support high-throughput catalysis research for inorganic and organic research labs in our Reaction Innovation Sub-Core for Excellence (RISE) Catalysis Center.


Caudill Laboratory 009–RISE Catalysis Center
Caudill Laboratory 040–Mass Spectrometry Core Lab
Kenan Laboratory B030–Training Room
Kenan Laboraotry B328–BSL 2 Laboratory


Staffed Hours of Operation

8:00 am – 4:00 pm Monday-Friday